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07-01-21 Today’s edition of the Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour, #448, features the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, native flute and sitar, Robin Rooney on djimbe, percussion and vocals, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and native drums.  Recorded live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts, today’s visionary improvisational excursion begins with the energized “Oh There’s Always Hope”, a powerful song of hope and unity featuring an impassioned vocal from Mariam.  Next is “Tommy Tammy”, a song of love and gratitude with a pretty ukulele and vocals from Mariam and Robin and rolling, gospel-inflected piano from Bob.  “Smooth Me Down” is a gospel ballad with a mesmerizing piano figure from Bob and an inspired vocal from Mariam, and “Lady Slipper Day” is a lush, hallucinatory ballad of summer beauty framed in delicate piano filigree and Mariam’s sweet vocal.  “To The Castles Of Our Dreams” is a gorgeous, mystical ballad and “I Am Renewed” is a free, expansive epic featuring lush passages of native flute and piano.  We finish today’s show with “Stars Upon The Earth”, a raga carried by Mariam’s mystical sitar and a dark piano figure from Bob.

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